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Shakespearean Sonnets

Post by natttt
Posted on 2011-04-19 00:28:16
A sonnet is a fourteen-line poem in iambic pentameter with a carefully patterned rhyme scheme. The word “sonnet" means “little song" or “little sound."

Some sonnet examples in Shakespeare are:

When all of life’s become a field of tares
That chokes the harvest of your fertile years,
And every moment’s thought is filled with cares,
Nay intimations that the harvest nears
So that you fear to plant the next year’s seeds
Lest you be absent when they’re fully grown
Or that they’ll go untended like your needs
That you’ve ignored until the chaff is blown,
Then you must reap before the summer’s gone
And all your stalks are stiff and bare and dry
And fallen from your scepter is the awn
That crowned your crop in better days gone by;
So swing your sickle, yea both sow and reap
And thereby nature’s first commandment keep.


Remember me in sun splash-silvered hills,
In pensive moments lazing by a stream,
In reveries that flow in gilded rills
To foaming seas and to the land of dream.
Remember me, but only with a smile,
And sigh at myosotis in the lea;
Partake of its sweet blossoming a while,
Its blue corolla and its mystery.
Remember me beside a dusty lane
Of twilight-ribboned indigo and gray
Aglint in fading shades of ochre stain
Belonging neither to the night nor day.
Live in these things for all eternity
And I will know that you remember me…

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